The dogged insistence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on renewing the expiring portions of the PATRIOT Act intact has created a logjam in the Senate that will likely lead to those provisions expiring at midnight on May 31.

Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms have won another small victory in the long war to preserve the original intent of the Second Amendment. It's only a preliminary injunction, but U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin is likely to make his ruling permanent in July.

In the very near future, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to release what could be a major landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. But it may be much more than that. The ruling may also address key questions of constitutional interpretation, state vs. federal authority, and the meaning of the term "rule of law."

Left-wing pundits are busy trying to make the May 17 Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco, Texas, a story about anything but crime.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Senator Rick Santorum, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry led off the first day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City yesterday, which launches the GOP race for the presidential nomination.